Budapest (MTI) – Hungary is no longer on the western-Balkan migration route, so the country will just be an observer at the summit of EU leaders on Sunday, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said, arriving at the site of the meeting in Brussels.
“The number one source of the crisis is that members of the European Union, especially those who are members of the Schengen Treaty, are not able or are not ready to keep their word,” Orban said.
Orban added that he had suggested several times that the EU should jointly protect its borders if Greece was unable to do so, “but nobody listened to us”.
“I hope this afternoon we will put an end to the open border policy which is totally against the Schengen Treaty, we will put an end to the invitation policy, which is against the international agreement of Schengen, and I hope everybody will say who is a member of the Schengen Treaty that we are ready to keep our word in the future,” he said.
He said Hungary was ready to share any positive experiences with the other participants at the working meeting in Brussels.
Asked whether he would advise other countries to build barriers along their borders, Orban said he was not paid to give advice to others.